Opinions: 2017 – A Dual Life Perspective (Part I)

Well, it’s July, so it’s time for me to reflect on the first half of 2017 both in the real and in the virtual. The real has been…well…fascinating? Certainly surreal. And hard. Where to even begin? Well, I suppose I’ll start with the biggest elephant in the room, which has been learning how to adapt…

Opinion: Critical Favorites – Wii U

As you might have guessed by my moving the NES and Super NES articles, I’m going to begin working on this series anew over here at LVLS. And it seems fitting to relaunch it with the unfortunate Wii U, a system that truly deserved better than the reality it got. I love the console. It’s…

Music: Hateno Village from Zelda: Breath of the Wild

The soundtrack for Breath of the Wild is high up there on my list of the best of all time (Zelda or not), and my favorite track happens to be the tune for Hateno Village. There’s something so perfect about it that makes me incredibly comfortable whenever I head back to it (which is great…

Opinion: Thoughts of Breath of the Wild post completion (SPOILERS)

As promised last time, I’m ready to share my thoughts on Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. However, unlike my last two posts (impressions and a quickie rant on the rain), this will be going way into spoiler territory without any restrictions, so I would advise anyone who hasn’t experienced the game yet to…

Opinion: Absolute Bullshit Design in Games (3/23/2017)

I’m going to be writing some thoughts on the overall experience of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, which is extremely positive and will be joining my absolute favorites of all time, but there’s one notable design issue in the game that cramps up the entire open-world exploration notion the game nails so freaking well. And…

Opinion: A week of Breath of the Wild

So. I’ve been pretty quiet this past week since Breath of the Wild ended up in my lap. Want some thoughts? I’ll try to keep any spoilers to a minimum (save a special section at the end I’ll clearly mark) in this discussion, but if you want just a quick summary of my impressions, here…

Opinion: Thoughts on the Switch

So the Switch made its big proper introduction this past Thursday, with ample opportunity for the gaming press to play several games yesterday, so how about some hot takes from someone who only watched the conference and some videos of people talking about their experiences? Since I still have those Excitebike reaction pics, I’ll go…